Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 LTE Visits FCC, Isn’t Compatible with the US 4G Networks
A few days ago a model of the Galaxy Mega 6.3 was potted at the FCC. Now a new one appeared in a FCC filing. While the first version of the device was a HSPA+ one, now we’re talking about the Galaxy mega 6.3 with LTE capabilities, according to Engadget.
While this is good news, in case you are living in the US you will not be happy to hear that the handset only supports LTE band 5 (850MHz), so there is not need to get excited because this particular LTE band is not used by any US mobile operator, which means that this model (GT-I9205) will not be available in the United States. Of course, you can always buy it from elsewhere if you travel abroad, but it won’t work with the LTE networks existing in the country.
The Galaxy Mega 6.3 is part of a new phablet family developed by Samsung, and it’s the largest smartphone ever manufactured by the South Korean company. The handset has a smaller brother called galaxy Mega 5.8, which is a non-LTE smartphone.
The two devices was unveiled recently, and according to Samsung’s statement at the press event, they are scheduled for an international launch at first. In spite of the fact that the Galaxy Mega 6.3 has appeared in the FCC filings twice, the company hasn’t offered any official details about the US release.
Apart from the Russian market, which was mentioned when the devices were launched, we’re not sure which countries will get the Galaxy Mega line, nor how much will they be sold for. However, as the launch date will approach will definitely have more official information.
Even though the Galaxy Mega phablets don’t sport high-end hardware as they are more like mi-range handsets, they could still be appealing to a large variety of Android users because they can be utilized as a smartphone, but also as a tablet, especially then 6.3-inch one.
Are you guys considering the possibility of buying the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3?